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Soldered USB Memory Stick

Recovering Files from Snapped USB Memory Stick

Another day … another broken USB thumb drive. This time the USB plug had been completely snapped off when it was knocked whilst plugged into a laptop. We carefully removed the plastic casing from the device and soldered a usb lead to the circuit points exposed by the damage. This allowed the drive to be ... read more

Posted in Data Recovery on 15th May 2018


EPOS Power Supply

Faulty Till Power Supply

A call out to a restaurant that was experiencing problems with their EPOS Tills soon was shown to be a PSU (Power Supply Unit) issue. At least two of their till power supplies were faulty and another was behaving “strangely”. The good news was that the EPOS units were not faulty, although they did need ... read more

Posted in EPOS Repairs, EPOS Servicing on 28th February 2018


Burned Out Solenoid

Faulty EPOS Cash Drawer

We were called to take a look at a catering company’s till system as they were all dying one by one. Symptoms included printers that wouldn’t print and cash drawers that either wouldn’t open or wouldn’t stay closed. On inspection of the EPOS equipment, we discovered that two of the thermal printers were not opening ... read more

Posted in EPOS Repairs, EPOS Servicing on 25th January 2018


Windows on a Mac

Replacing MacOS with Windows 10

This will be a bit controversial … but there are people out there who want a Mac but not MacOS. “MADNESS!!!” we hear you shout “Who are these heathens?!? Cast them out! They shouldn’t be allowed to own a computer!!” Well, we don’t judge you, we just do what we’re paid to. So for anyone ... read more

Posted in Apple Repairs, Laptop Repairs, Laptop Servicing on 11th January 2018


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USB Pen Drive Repair

Amazingly we managed to recover all 5.5Gb from this USB memory stick! The USB plug had been completely ripped from the circuit board which had in turn detached two of the four solder points where the USB plug is attached. This meant that a repair was exctremely delicate and required the circuit board tracers to ... read more

Posted in Data Recovery on 19th February 2017


Frankenstein’s USB Stick – He’s ALIVE!

USB Memory Stick Repair

Here’s another good news data recovery story! This USB drive was posted to us for repair. It was in a very bad state and required quite a bit of soldering but after a while we were able to recover the entire contents of the drive (over 3.5Gb!) and deliver to the client all within 24 ... read more

Posted in Data Recovery on 31st August 2016


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Upgrading a MacBook A1181

We were handed a white MacBook A1181 by one of our clients to repair and upgrade for their son to use to learn how to code. The laptop had 1Gb RAM, 120Gb hard drive, a battery that wouldn’t charge, the trackpad button was stuck down and it was running Mac OS X Leopard (eight years ... read more

Posted in Apple Repairs, Apple Servicing, Laptop Repairs, Laptop Servicing, Refurbished Apple, Upgrades on 14th May 2015


Swaine Road, St Michaels

iPhone Stolen, Smashed, Found, Fixed and Returned!

We saw a tweet asking if anyone had seen an iPhone in Swaine Road near Tenterden as it had been lost and the iCloud “Find My iPhone” feature was saying the phone was in that location … It turns out that the phone had been last seen in Peasmarsh that morning so it was quite obvious that ... read more

Posted in Apple Repairs on 2nd May 2015


WiFi Breaks on Apple MacBook Air and iMac on BT Home Hub

BT Home Hub 5G WiFi doesn’t work with MacBook or iMac

We have now discovered this problem with two of our client’s MacBook Airs and an iMac. If your Apple computer is compatible with 5 GHz WiFi (you can check this here) then you may experience issues connecting to the 5G WiFi network on your BT Home Hub 4 or 5 we have discovered. The only ... read more

Posted in Apple Repairs, Wireless Networks on 2nd April 2015


iPhone Range

Stop Siri Dialling in your Pocket!

If you’re fed up of your iPhone making calls when locked, this is how you prevent it from doing so. You might think that turning Siri off will stop this from happening on the lock screen but no, the opposite is in fact true! 1) Make Sure Siri is On Go to Settings > General ... read more

Posted in Apple Repairs on 28th January 2015